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If you are not happy in US leave Trump on Democratic Congresswomen
President Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on four progressive Democratic congresswomen on Monday, saying if they're not happy in the United States "they can leave." "All they do is complain," Trump told reporters at a "Made in America" event at the White House. "These are people that hate our country. They hate it, I think, with a passion. If you're not happy here, you can leave," he added. "So all I'm saying is if they want to leav....
Flash floods in Pakistan leave 28 dead with toll likely to rise
Heavy rains and flash floods have wreaked havoc in the Neelum Valley in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), killing at least 28 people and sweeping away mosques and houses, according to a media report. Over 150 houses in the Laswa area of the valley were damaged and dozens of people were swept away in floods that officials said were caused by a cloudburst, the Express Tribune reported.   Two mosques were also completely destroyed in the flash floods, officials said. Cell phone and int....
Dismissed Deutsche Bank staff leave as overhaul bites
From Asia to the United States, disconsolate staff at Deutsche Bank, on Monday dealt with news of massive layoffs with some already heading to the exits to drown their sorrows. The German giant's share price fell to a low of 6.66 euros (USD 7.47) before closing down 5.4 per cent at 6.79 euros, following Sunday's announcement of 18,000 job losses by 2022 as the company transitions out of high-risk investment banking.   "We need to focus our bank on where we are most com....
Former UN official jailed for child abuse in Nepal
A former UN official has been jailed for sexually abusing children in Nepal, officials said Tuesday, following a trial underscoring the country's growing appeal for foreign pedophiles. Peter John Dalglish, 62, from Canada, a formerly high-profile humanitarian worker, was sentenced on Monday to two terms of nine and six years in two cases after being convicted last month.   Thakur Trital, a district court official, told AFP that Dalglish had been sentenced for nine yea....
4 killed 36 wounded in Taliban attack in Afghanistan
At least four civilians were killed and 36 others suffered injuries in a Taliban attack in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan. The Kamma Press, citing the 209 Shaheen Corps, reported that Taliban fired multiple rounds of mortars and rockets in a market area.   The Corps said that the shelling started at 6:39 am [local time]. Taliban has conducted various attacks in a past few days. On June 2, 68 people suffered injuries in a coordinated attack by the terror group which....
IS bride Lisa Smith says she did not train fighters
A former Irish soldier, who became an IS bride but now lives in a Syria refugee camp with her child, says she did not train girls to become fighters and wasn't involved in fighting. Lisa Smith joined the Islamic State group after divorcing her husband for not following her at the age of 33.   She and her two-year-old daughter are being held in a camp for IS women and children. If the security assesment rules Lisa Smith as a threat, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has indicated that s....
Hafiz Saeed his aides to be arrested very soon Police
Mumbai attacks mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed and 12 of his close aides will be arrested "very soon", police said on Thursday, a day after Pakistani authorities booked them for committing multiple offences of terrorism financing and money laundering. The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab Police on Wednesday registered 23 FIRs against 13 leaders of Jamat-ud-Dawah (JuD) including Saeed on the charges of terror financing in different cities of Punjab province. "Th....
Solution possible for Chinas Muslims Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a solution could be found to help Muslims interned in Chinese camps "taking into account the sensitivities" of both sides, in comments published Thursday. Turkey is one of the only Muslim-majority countries to have criticised China over the detention of an estimated one million ethnic Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities in restive Xinjiang province.   But Erdogan struck a softer tone after meeting Chinese President Xi Jin....
800000 people ordered to evacuate due to heavy rain in Japan
Almost 800,000 people have been ordered to evacuate amid warnings of landslides and floods brought by heavy rain across three Japanese cities. Citizens of Kagoshima, Kirishima and Aira have asked their residents to move to safe places immediately.   Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has asked residents of the cities to "take steps to protect their lives". Reportedly, the Governor Satoshi Mitazono said, Kagoshima prefecture has asked Japan's self-defence forces to help with....
Emir of Sharjahs fashion designer son dies in London
The 39-year-old fashion designer and the second son of the ruler of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates has died in London, the British media reported Wednesday. Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi was the owner of a British fashion label, Qasimi, which has been in business since 2008.   The ruler of the Emirate state of Sharjah found his eldest son dead on the floor of his quarters in the family's 3 million-pound English manor house in Sussex, an inquest heard, The Telegraph re....
Meeting at demilitarised zone ends hostility between USA and North Korea Trump
The meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un at Demilitarised Zone between the two Koreas has effectively ended Washington and Pyongyang hostile relations said South Korea President Moon Jae-in. "Although they did not sign any document, their action was tantamount to a "de facto declaration of an end to hostile relations and the beginning of a full-fledged peace era," Moon was quoted by Yonhap News Agency.   Trump met Kim in the DM....
China calls for zero tolerance post violent Hong Kong protests
China on Tuesday called for 'zero tolerance' after protesters stormed and ransacked Hong Kong's Legislative Council building on the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong's 1997 return to the Chinese rule. According to China's state newspaper Global Times, amid rising tension, the Hong Kong police fired tear gas early on Monday to disperse hundreds of people.   "Out of blind arrogance and rage, protesters showed a complete disregard for law and order," the....
US says it struck al Qaeda safe haven in Syria
The United States said it carried out a strike on Sunday against al Qaeda in northwest Syria, calling the area a “safe haven” for the group to plot attacks overseas. The strike at a training facility targeted “operatives responsible for plotting external attacks threatening U.S. citizens, our partners and innocent civilians,” U.S. Central Command said in a statement.   The northwest is the last major territory in Syria still held by rebel groups fighting Pre....
Former Pak president Asif Ali Zardari arrested in Park Lane Properties case
Former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari was on Monday arrested in a multi-million dollar money laundering case by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Asif Ali Zardari was allegedly running a fake front company by the name of Parathon as a shareholder in Park Lane properties, ARY News has reported.   The charges entail that the former President took out a loan worth Rs 1.5 billion from the National Bank of Pakistan in the name of Parathon and transferred to the....
Israel votes as Netanyahu seeks another term
He has been Prime Minister for 13 years Israelis voted on Tuesday in a high-stakes election that will decide whether to extend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s long right-wing tenure despite corruption allegations or to replace him with an ex-military chief new to politics. The vote is expected to be close and likely lead to frantic negotiations to form a coalition once results are in, with opinion polls having shown Mr. Netanyahu best placed to do so. Final results are ....
Judge blocks Trumps asylum policy
Several hundred people have been returned to Mexico from California A U.S. federal judge on Monday blocked President Donald Trump’s policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico to wait out the processing of their cases, saying the Department of Homeland Security had overstepped its authority. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco marked a rebuke for the Trump administration’s efforts to stop the flow of migrants seeking asylum through the ....
Christchurch accused will face 50 murder charges police
“Other charges are still under consideration,” say the police in a statement. The Australian, who is accused of killing 50 worshippers in gun attacks on two mosques in Christchurch will face 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges when he appears in court on Friday, police said. “Other charges are still under consideration,” police said in a statement. Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was previously char....
China building most advanced naval warships for Pakistan report
China is building the first of four "most advanced" naval warships for its "all-weather ally" Pakistan as part of a major bilateral arms deal to ensure among other things "balance of power" in the strategic Indian Ocean, state media reported. Equipped with modern detection and weapon systems, it will be capable of anti-ship, anti-submarine and air-defence operations, China Daily quoted state-owned defence contractor China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) as ....
Looking forward to meeting with Kim Jong-un, says Donald Trump
In recent weeks, the two leaders have indicated that they plan to meet again United States President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he looks forward to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a day after Pyongyang warned of considering a change of approach if Washington maintains pressure. Mr. Trump’s response comes after Mr. Kim said in his New Year Speech that he wants good relations with the US but could consider a change of approach if Washington maintains its sanctions.....
Baby pulled alive in Russia from ruins of apartment block
A baby boy has been found alive after 35 hours spent in freezing cold in the rubble of a Russian apartment block that partially collapsed in an explosion, emergency officials reported, calling it a miracle. The blast, thought to have been caused by a gas leak, damaged 48 apartments in a 10-storey building in the industrial city of Magnitogorsk on Monday, killing at least seven people with 36 people still missing. Video footage from the local emergency ministry showed a rescuer worker remov....
Taliban confirms meeting Iran officials
‘Spoke on post-occupation situation’ The Taliban discussed Afghanistan’s “post-occupation situation” with Iran in their latest meeting, the group said on Tuesday, as Tehran makes a more concerted and open push for peace ahead of a possible U.S. drawdown. The remarks come after Iran confirmed on Monday that the Taliban had visited Tehran for a second round of talks in just a few days. The Taliban delegation discussed with Iran “the post-occupation situ....
CCTV footage shows men transporting Khashoggi body parts
A Turkish television station has broadcast CCTV footage showing men carrying cases and bags which the channel claims contained slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s body parts. The images shown on A-Haber television late on Sunday feature three men carrying five suitcases and two large black bags into the home of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul. The residence lies a short distance from the Saudi consulate where Khashoggi was murdered in October in a killing that has tested Ri....
Senator Graham says Trump slowing down planned withdrawal from Syria
“I think we’re in a pause situation,” the South Carolina Republican said outside the White House after lunch with the President. President Donald Trump has ordered a slowdown to the withdrawal of U.S. forces in Syria, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Sunday. “I think we’re in a pause situation,” the South Carolina Republican said outside the White House after lunch with the President. Mr.Trump announced earlier this month that he was o....
Nawaz Sharif to challenge conviction in corruption case
The accountability court had also imposed a fine of $2.5 million and £ 1.5 million on Mr. Sharif. Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will challenge his conviction in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case in the Islamabad High Court this week, his lawyer said on Sunday, after the PML-N supremo was sentenced to seven years in jail for corruption. Three cases  Avenfield properties case, Flagship Investment case and Al-Azizia Steel Mills case  were launched against th....
Year in review international affairs
From the unpredictable policy decisions of President Donald Trump to the growing rivalry between the U.S. and China, the year 2018 saw a host of developments that threatened world peace, political stability and trade and economy. The year was also marked by election upsets, street protests, diplomatic overtures, policy U-turns and violence. Here is the year in review The big 10 1. Death in a consulate Jamal Khashoggi, a dissident Saudi journalist who was living in the U.S., went to the ....